Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Academic Law Library Statistics 2013–2014 Report

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) released a new publication earlier this week entitled ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2013-2014 (available for $170US).

It describes collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 74 law libraries at ARL member institutions in the US and Canada.

Among the highlights from reporting institutions:

  • they held a median of 446,813 volumes
  • spent a total of $220,389,561 (US)
  • employed 1,831 FTE staff
  • Expenditures for materials and staff accounted for the bulk of total expenditures, at approximately 48% and 44% respectively
Canadian ARL members include University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, Université Laval, McGill, University of Ottawa, Queen's, University of Saskatchewan, University of Toronto, York.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 5:58 pm


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